Boy who cried ‘wolf’ – there was no kidnap attempt, cops say

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

SHAH ALAM: The 12-year-old schoolboy who claimed he was almost kidnapped while waiting for the school bus at Ampang was lying, according to police.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said that the boy admitted to lying after police questioned him.

“We found out that he made up the story due to some family problems,” he told a press conference at state police headquarters Tuesday.

He added that the injury to the boy's arm was caused by the boy accidentally breaking a window while playing football, and not related to any kidnapping attempt.

On Jan 12, the schoolboy alleged that he was almost kidnapped as he was waiting for the school bus in Pandan Indah, after a white van pulled up near the bus stop.

The victim said that he escaped after biting the hand of his would-be abductor.

Comm Mazlan said that lodging false police reports is a serious offence and police will decide whether to take further action.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Search continues for two fishermen feared drowned after falling off boat
Landslip close to apartment raises safety fears among residents
Shafee paid RM1,000 as DPP in Anwar's sodomy appeal case, court told
Muda gets leave to challenge decision in rejecting its registration as political party
Genting, Tioman and Melaka shortlisted for proposed travel bubbles, says Nancy Shukri
Wei Lun sets his sights on making it to France Paralympics 2024
Aid will be given soon to victims of Kg Sugud flood, says Hajiji
Covid-19: 80% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated, says PM
No evidence of wrongdoing by Zahid involving millions to Yayasan Akalbudi, says lawyer
Covid-19: 15,759 new cases bring total to 2,127,934

Stories You'll Enjoy